Wow, I can't believe it's already 2009! (I know, I know such a cliche) In all honesty though, I can't. The year FLEW by, which makes me a little sad, because it means that my kids are growing up:( Oh well, one can only take it day by day:)
We had a wonderful Christmas! And the best part was that no one was sick!!!!! Last year the ickies hit us the Saturday after Christmas and stayed until after the New Year. Of course today one of my daycare kids got sick at my house. Bah. I'm crossing my fingers that we can wait until next week, hopefully. I have a scrapbooking weekend coming up and I really want to go!
Ok, back to Christmas. It was lovely, absolutely lovely, no rushing around from house to house, and just totally relaxing, exactly what the Holidays should be. The Saturday after Christmas we were supposed to celebrate with my mom, step dad, and brother and his family, but the roads were horrible, so we postponed it until the end of January. My mom and step dad came over and we had a wonderful day! I made a Black Pepper and Mushroom Pork Loin that was wonderful! And we had the usual mashed potatoes, corn and I made a creamy mushroom rice dish and mom brought the famous orange jello with carrots and celery (YUMMMM!!!) For dessert, I had some left over pumpkin dessert that I had made the night before for Brad's family. (We did the "progressive" thing with his brother, and sister and their families) Everything was wonderful, and very relaxing. for the rest of our vacation, we really just relaxed. On Tuesday I got all my scrapbooking stuff out, and Rachel, Emma and I scrapbooked until Thursday!! We even went to Crafts Direct so the girls could pick out their own scrapbook to put all their pages in! They were very excited!
And now it's back to the grind again, but that's ok, I like routine, lol! And, the start of New Years resolutions. I am determined to get back into exercising, and I've been doing really well so fa! Haha!! And, I am so hooked into the Twilight reading saga. Seriously, I bought the first book the day before Christmas Eve, and I am starting my third book today. And these books are like 550 pages! but they are sooooo good! Can't wait to see the movie.
So, I pray everyone has a safe, healthy start to the New Year! I am including some picks of Christmas, and of the girls making a snow man with daddy!